Meet the Team
Founder, Attorney at Law and C.P.A.
Claudia practices in the areas of estate planning, probates and trusts, elder law, guardianships, business law and succession planning, and real estate transactions. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to practicing law, Claudia worked in a large regional accounting firm, doing tax compliance, tax planning, and litigation support. Claudia earned her B.A. degree in accounting from the College of St. Catherine and her J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. She is a member of the Minnesota State and Stearns-Benton Bar Associations, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Claudia speaks frequently for community and professional continuing education events and has a passion for educating people. Learn more about how Claudia is active in the community.
Elizabeth Fountain joined us in October 2022, and practices in the area of estate planning. Elizabeth earned her B.A. in international business from the College of Saint Benedict and her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Post undergrad and throughout law school, Elizabeth worked in the health insurance industry providing assistance to those with Medicaid and Medicare plans. She is a member of the Minnesota State and Stearns-Benton Bar Associations, and the Central Minnesota Estate Planning Council. Elizabeth brings a fresh and positive attitude, with a sincere desire to treat people with care.
Barb has been with our firm nearly from its very beginning. She has over 30 years of valuable law firm experience. We have been so fortunate to have Barb with us and our firm would not run as well it does without her as part of our team. Barb handles client intake, she spearheads our estate planning, probate and guardianship practice areas, and is available to clients to make your experience comfortable and focused on you.
Rachel Funches joined us in February 2022, as a paralegal. She has her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal degree from Rasmussen University and a Paralegal Certificate from Anoka Tech/Community College. She is readily willing to dive into any project we give her. Rachel’s calming and deliberate spirit helps keep our firm moving smoothly so we can get client documents out in a timely manner, allowing us to follow a core value of doing what we say.
Director of Operations
Jen Steinkopf joined us in June 2022, as the director of operations. Jen’s background as a project manager, graphic designer, and artist serves our firm by bringing a creative and intuitive approach to developing, training, and execution of various systems and procedures within the firm. These systems and procedures allow us to provide you with the most efficient and effective service possible.
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